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DWG file format
DWG is binary file formats used to store two and three-dimensional images mainly used by devices that use computers in design development. The file format's initial development was in the 1970s and is currently used by professionals like architects, engineers, and designers. Licensing for the AutoCAD application is by Autodesk, who owns the application, and it is commonly used as the standard for most CAD drawings. The auto desk has been resistant to people determining their source code and placing watermarks on the different released versions.
Files in the DWG format possess vector image data and metadata, which mainly using binary coding. A display of the DWG is executed based on instructions that came from data related to an image. Files created by AutoCAD are verified to increase the validation of the files. Software like the Autodesk DWG Trueview allows free usage but lacks the TrueConvert software. The free software allows users to view files while utilizing features like the measure and mark up, organization of sheet set and tracking their progress. For software like DraftSight, DWG files can be created, edited, and viewed. LibreDWG is developing free software libraries for files in the DWG format due to the absence of open-source viewers for this format.
Autodesk DWG TrueView